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    Posted: 17 Mar 20 at 9:54am
Y&Y have published an article "Don't let it get to you, go for a Sail".

Sounds like a very attractive way of avoiding the possible boredom.

I'd be interested to hear opinions and possible strategies for making this happen at club level in the current environment.

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Does that mean us over seventies risking a fine and imprisonment for breaking the curfew?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 20 at 10:39am
Well, it isn't necessary travel, idea of cutting unnecessary travel is to cut down traffic accidents. 
I am on my second week of quarantine and it's driving me bonkers, I can go out for exercise though, running or walking, not cycling (you could fall off I suppose).
My club had a meeting yesterday by 'Skype' haven't heard results yet.
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Not over 70 but vulnerable so my plan was to change at home, go down and go sailing and not go for a drink afterwards. 
Always enjoy the sailing but will miss the social afterwards, deciding where I went wrong and joking with others.
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My club is thinking of stopping sailing . What is the situation with other people’s clubs ? 

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I can walk to my club, so not unnecessary travel, only issue I can think of is handballing someone out of the water and possible 'first aid' issues.
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As a nearly 70 year old with both cardiac and respiratory issues I'm going to be taking things carefully. I'm hoping to get out sailing this summer, but I'll probably take the boat out on my own, and not race - needing a crew - or take part in club social activities at least for th efirst part of th esummer. I'll also be doing some short cycles on my own, and there's plenty to do round the house and garden. But how long I'll cope with that before going completely stir crazy remains to be seen.
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Not heard from our club yet but I expect the exec com are formulating something. With the average club race I guess close personal contact isn't essential apart from in the race office and on the safety boat, married/family should be ok together I would have thought? " Two handers might be an issue for some.

Some of our members free sail when the club is closed anyway, zero contact then. They do have single handers but for double handers the drag up the beach without a winch would be an issue.


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Originally posted by 423zero

I can walk to my club, so not unnecessary travel, only issue I can think of is handballing someone out of the water and possible 'first aid' issues.


....good point.
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I think it will depend on whether your club allows you to sail without rescue cover.  Sailing a Laser on your own is of course fine from a Coronavirus threat perspective, but what about the rescue boat team, the changing rooms, and all the other bits?  And if half the members are over 70 or have to self-isolate at the last minute due to a cough who will run the race?
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